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15 03, 2019

Advances in Dental Care – What’s new at the Dentist

2019-04-03T21:10:13+00:00

Dr. M. Ashraf Khan M.D. Are you behind on your dental visits, and now you’re being driven in by a toothache, other dental problems, or guilt? If so, be prepared -- not for a lecture from your dentist -- but for discovering that there is a host of new options to keep teeth healthy and beautiful. Here are [...]

15 01, 2019

Awareness to increase demand for fortified food emphasized

2019-02-02T19:26:15+00:00

Network for Consumer Protection in collaboration with Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) organized an Awareness Seminar on Malnutrition and Food Fortification at a local hotel in islamabad. Dr. Nausheen Hamid, Federal Parliamentary Secretary, National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination (NHSRC) and Senator Professor Dr. Mehr Taj Roghani, member Senate committee on NHSRC attended the [...]

15 08, 2018

Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’

2018-09-05T20:20:16+00:00

Nutrition Support Program (NSP) Govt. of Sindh in collaboration with UNICEF organized an Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’ on 8th August 2018 at a local hotel in Karachi aimed to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding. Dr. Ismail Memon, Program Manager, Nutrition Support Program (NSP) in his welcome address appraised the [...]

15 06, 2018

Protecting the health of children living in conflict

2018-06-30T20:16:32+00:00

?Researchers from Aga Khan University and Canada’s Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto will collaborate on a study that aims to identify the most effective measures to help mothers breastfeed during protracted crises. According to Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Director of AKU’s Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health and lead Researcher on the [...]

16 01, 2018

Behaviour change mass media campaign launched to reduce Malnutrition

2018-01-25T21:43:06+00:00

Nutrition Support Program, Health Department Government of Sindh in collaboration with ZEEKAY Films launched ‘Behaviour Change Mass Media Campaign - for the reduction of Malnutrition’ at a ceremony recently at a local hotel in Karachi. The Campaign is aimed at reducing prevalence of anaemia in women of reproductive age from 15 percent women to 50 [...]

15 10, 2016

Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat launched in Sindh to combat Malnutrition

2017-04-26T12:34:48+00:00

Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh and United Nations World Food Program (WFP) launched a Secretariat for the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Initiative at a Ceremony held recently at a local hotel in Karachi. Speaking as the Chief Guest at the launching ceremony, Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, Minister for Planning and Development Department, Govt of [...]

15 02, 2016

Workshop on ‘Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) for countries with emergencies’

2017-04-26T12:34:51+00:00

World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) in collaboration with the Nutrition program of Federal Health Ministry conducted Training Workshop on ‘Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) for countries with emergencies’ at a local hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan. The training includes participants from 9 regional countries. Participants from all provinces and areas [...]

15 08, 2014

Breastfeeding leads significant reduction in neonatal deaths – Experts

2017-04-26T12:35:00+00:00

Experts at a Seminar revealed that in Pakistan, only 37 percent of infants under six months old are breastfed and despite the practice being strongly advised by global bodies including the WHO and UNICEF, only 28.8 percent of newborns are breastfed within the first hour of birth. They were addressing a Seminar organized by the [...]

15 11, 2013

Effective strategy needed to save the lives of the children – Experts

2017-04-26T12:35:06+00:00

Pakistan is third among five countries including India, Nigeria, Congo and China that accounts almost half of deaths of under-five children worldwide. Respiratory Infections, Diarrhea, Neonatal causes, Vaccine preventable disease and Malnutrition are the major causes of mortality among children. Effective strategy is needed to save the lives of children. These views were expressed by [...]

15 08, 2013

Speakers stressed the need for focusing on education, provision of basic needs in improvement of mother-child health

2017-04-26T12:35:08+00:00

Population Welfare Department in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to commemorate World Population Day organized a Seminar titled ‘Prevent Adolescent Pregnancy’ at a local hotel in Islamabad. Speakers on the occasion stressed the need for focusing on education, provision of basic needs and create awareness about the role of family planning in improvement [...]

15 08, 2013

10 interventions equals a million children saved

2017-04-26T12:35:08+00:00

?Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are among the 34 countries around the globe most affected by childhood malnutrition. If just 10 key nutrition interventions are scaled up to 90 per cent coverage in these countries, nearly 15 per cent of all deaths in children under five can be prevented, and at least a fifth [...]

15 02, 2013

AKU Teams up with Measles Affected Districts of Sindh

2013-05-14T15:33:59+00:00

In the wake of deadly measles outbreak, Sindh being the hardest hit province, a four-member team from the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University (AKU), rushed to the measles affected areas in Sukkur, Ghotki and Khairpur districts, and assisted the local administration. The team led by the paediatrician, Dr Ali Faisal Saleem, [...]

15 06, 2012

Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Points to Food and Farming on World Environment Day as Key to Improving Health, Environment, and Equality Worldwide

2017-04-26T12:35:16+00:00

New book illustrates how food insecurity, malnutrition, obesity, and cultural disconnection plague the global agricultural system and demand solutions from around the world    Worldwide, 30 percent of food is wasted, 1 billion people go to bed hungry each night while another 1 billion suffer from health problems related to obesity, and agriculture contributes to [...]

15 05, 2012

Government exhorted to enhance spending on health

2017-04-26T12:35:16+00:00

The Pakistan Medical Association in collaboration with the Women’s Action Forum, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Pakistan Reproductive Health Network, Aurat Foundation, People’s Health Movement and Shirkat Gah organised a dialogue on “Health of People: Political Parties & Sindh Elections 2013” at a local hotel in Karachi.   The main purpose behind the dialogue was [...]

16 04, 2012

Childhood tuberculosis neglected, despite available remedies

2017-04-26T12:35:17+00:00

Tuberculosis (TB) often goes undiagnosed in children from birth to 15 years old because they lack access to health services - or because the health workers who care for them are unprepared to recognize the signs and symptoms of TB in this age group. With better training and harmonization of the different programmes that provide [...]